When is the Best, Worst Time to Buy Gasoline?

When is the Best, Worst Time to Buy Gasoline?

And the priciest day for gas is Friday. The websitegasbuddy.com studied gas prices from January through March across the country. "The most expensive day to fill-up remains Friday when looking at averages, while 16 states saw Saturday have the highest average price". The most expensive place in the state was Furnace Creek, in the Death Valley area, where gas was selling for $5.01 a gallon, according to DeHaan.

Gas prices in Florida averaged $2.71 per gallon the week of April 8, according to AAA.

"It's stressful because there's a lot of other stuff you have to pay for, you know, food and everything else, so with gas prices going up, it's just an extra amount you have to account for", driver Edwin Tribueros said.

Experts predict prices won't be coming down anytime soon.

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"The national average gas price has now risen for 2 months straight, tacking on a total of 50 cents per gallon in the last 90 days, which will cost Americans almost $200 million more at the pump today than back in early January", DeHaan said in a blog post on the fuel-tracking service's website Monday. "... I believe the peak price that we face will likely be in the next month, then prices should trail off as long as there are no unforeseen issues".

Prices have already increased dramatically in the Puget Sound region. That's up 14 cents from a week ago and 38 cents from a month ago.

Analysts blame the price hikes on unplanned refinery maintenance at several locations.

"Some stations that are charging $3.79 today certainly could get much closer to ($4 per gallon prices), at least across Seattle metro ... you may start to see a couple stations", he said.

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